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The Beginnings of Urbanization in Rome

Christopher Smith

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the urbanization process in Rome based on archaeological evidence. Archaeological attention has been refocused on Rome because the question of the reliability of our sources for ... More


Introduction

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter argues that studying Plutarch's interpretations of the philosophy of his past not only allows us to assess his reliability as a source of information for ancient Greek ... More


Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Luciano Canfora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a profile of an extraordinary man, and a new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. Julius Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a ... More


Introduction: Migration Before Modernity

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198768050
eISBN:
9780191821868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768050.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts by sketching the chequered historiography of Roman migration. The mistaken linkage of migration with modernity has for a long time obscured the fact that mobility and migration ... More


Introduction: Freelance Experts in the Study of Religion

Heidi Wendt

in At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The introduction orients readers to evidence from the Roman Empire for self-authorized or “freelance” experts in skills, teachings, and practices that were perceived as novel and often exotic from ... More


A New Crassus as Roman Villain

Gregory N. Daugherty (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the historical Crassus as reimagined in the STARZ Spartacus series by means of clever adaptations and modifications. It argues that Crassus undergoes a transformation, as he is ... More


Introduction Rediscovering Style

Kathy Eden

in The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184623
eISBN:
9780226184647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184647.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces the central role in this rediscovery of a number of recovered ancient texts, including Demetrius. This little bit of lineage sets in high relief how utterly foundational the ... More


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